Improved cardiovascular health and blood circulation
Heat exposure tells the heart to pump more blood, enhancing blood circulation around the body. This can result in a healthier heart, a decrease in arterial stiffness, and better oxygen supply to the tissues, potentially lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Various studies show that heat therapy can increase blood flow to the muscles, helping to speed up recovery post-exercise. It can also alleviate muscle soreness, increase flexibility, and decrease recovery time, contributing to better athletic performance.
Saunas can alleviate pain by improving circulation and reducing inflammation in the body. The heat can help to relax tense muscles and soothe joint pain, offering relief from conditions like arthritis and fibromyalgia, and also general aches and pains.